BlackBerry Priv to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in early 2016

BlackBerry Priv

The #BlackBerryPriv smartphone currently runs #Android 5.1 #Lollipop out of the box. However, the company has promised to send out the Android 6.0 #Marshmallow update to the device very soon. How soon exactly? Well, the company has merely given out a 2016 release date for now, with no clarity on when exactly it will be sent out to the handset.

The company has already vowed to send out monthly security patches to the Priv in the wake of the Stagefright vulnerability that was spotted a couple of months ago, so it’s good to see that BlackBerry is not just washing its hands off the responsibility after the device is sold.

Given that BlackBerry uses a relatively stock version of Android with the Priv, we expect the Marshmallow update to come with a Nexus-like user interface, with a couple of changes made to accommodate for the BlackBerry specific changes, of course. The company’s own services are included in the Priv, which will be instrumental in converting previous BlackBerry device owners to this new concept.


Via: Android Central